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        >> Continued from previous page...                                                                            her to act appropriately, befit-
        30 seats covering all assembly                                                                                ting Bengal’s culture. A woman
        constituencies from the districts                                                                             showing her legs in a saree is in-
        of Purulia and Jhargram and a                                                                                 appropriate. People are object-
        segment of Bankura, Purba                                                                                     ing. I found it objectionable so
        Medinipur and Paschim Medi-                                                                                   I spoke.”
        nipur will go for polls.                                                                                          Ghosh had made the con-
                                                                                                                      troversial remark while ad-
        elections to the 294-mem-                                                                                     dressing a rally in Purulia on
                                                                                                                      Tuesday. “She (Mamata) wants
        ber west bengal assembly                                                                                      to show her plastered leg to ev-

        will be held in eight phases                                                                                  eryone.  Why  doesn’t  she  just
                                                                                                                      wear a pair of Bermudas?” he
        starting from  march 27                                                                                       had said.
                                                                                                                          Ghosh’s comments were
        with the final round of vot-                                                                                  vehemently criticised by Tri-
        ing on april 29. the count-            Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses during an election rally, in   namool Congress’ leader and

        ing of votes will take place                           Bishnupur on Thursday. (ANI Photo)                     Member of Parliament Mohua
                                                                                                                      Moitra. “BJP West Bengal Pres-
        on may 2.                                                                                                     ident asks in the public meet-
                                                                                                                      ing why Mamatadi is wearing
            But BJP has put all of its top                                                                            a saree, she should be wearing
        stalwarts against Mamata Ba-                                                                                  ‘Bermuda’ shorts to display her
        nerjee.                                                                                                       leg better. And these perverted
            Hitting out at the ruling                                                                                 depraved monkeys think they
        Mamata Banerjee government                                                                                    are going to win Bengal?” she
        in West Bengal, Defence Min-                                                                                  tweeted.
        ister Rajanath Singh on Thurs-                                                                                    Shiv Sena leader Priyan-
        day said that the state is living                                                                             ka Chaturvedi also termed the
        in the 19th century because of                                                                                BJP’s leader comment unfortu-
        decades of misrule by the Tri-                                                                                nate and said, “Using this kind
        namool Congress (TMC) and                                                                                     of language shows BJP’s an-
        Left parties.                                                                                                 ti-women mentality and mental
            “When entire India is liv-                                                                                bankruptcy as they are going to
        ing in a new century, the 21st         BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty waves to his supporters during a road    lose the West Bengal election.”
        century, West Bengal is living                     show, in Jhargram on Thursday. (ANI Photo)                     But  the  main  fight  is  be-
        in the 19th century. This is all                                                                              tween Modi and Mamata.
        because of decades of misrule  ter Yogi Adityanath on Thurs- development). While BJP fol-                         Modi      on      Wednesday
        by the Left parties and TMC,”  day hit out at his West Bengal  lows the ideology ‘sabka sath                  slammed West Bengal Chief
        Singh said while addressing an  counterpart Mamata Banerjee  sabka vikas’ (everybody’s com- Minister Mamata Banerjee
        election rally in Joypur district  saying she opposes the name  pany will help in everybody’s  for  terming  his  party  leaders
        on the last day of campaigning  of Lord Ram in the poll-bound  growth),” stated Adityanath.                   outsiders. Taking on Mamata,
        before the first phase of voting  state. Addressing a public meet-           “TMC, Congress rule led to  who has made Bengalis versus
        set to take place on Saturday.  ing in Nandigram, Adityanath  corruption, poverty and anar- outsiders an issue during these
        He also cornered the TMC gov- said, “Everyone feels proud  chy. For 10 years, TMC did not  elections, PM Modi at a public
        ernment  over the  water  issue  by  associating  themselves with  do anything. Mamata Didi did  rally in recited Rabindra Nath
        in the state and promised that  Lord Ram  but  Mamata  Didi  not let any industry settle. The  Tagore’s Vande Mataram.
        every household will get water  opposes Lord Ram  in West  existing were shut with and only                       “The very Bengal from
        by the end of 2024 under the  Bengal. She says the slogan of  the  businesses  of  TMC  goons  where Gurudev weaved  ev-
        ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ Scheme. ‘Jai Shri Ram’ should not be  are prospering,” he added. ery Indian in one garland and
            “I am absolutely sure that  raised. Do you agree with Ma-                Also, West Bengal BJP chief  gave us - Punjab Sindh Gujarat
        BJP will win more than 200  mata Didi?.” Earlier on Thurs- Dilip Ghosh on Thursday de- Maratha Dravida Utkal Ban-
        seats in the elections. The peo- day, the  Uttar  Pradesh Chief  fended his reported remark  ga, Bindhya Himachal Yamu-
        ple of West Bengal want to ask  Minister held another public  that  Chief  Minister  Mamata  na Ganga Utkal Jaldhi tarang,
        Mamata  Di  that  what  has  she  rally in Paschim Medinipur.            Banerjee should wear Bermu- in same Bengal, Didi is talking
        done for them in the last 20            “Mamata Didi does not  da shorts to show her plastered  about Indians being outsiders,”
        years. Water is a major issue in  want the development of the  leg. Speaking to media here in  said the Prime Minister while
        this region. But I assure you all  poor,  fishermen  or  farmers  as  Kharagpur, Ghosh said accord- responding to TMC chief’s out-
        that every house will get water  she just wants the development  ing to him, it is inappropriate  sider jibe at BJP leaders.
        by the end of 2024 under ‘Jal Je- of TMC and her. Her slogan is  for a woman to show her legs                     Mamata Banerjee had tak-
        evan Mission’ Scheme,” he said. ‘mera vikas aur TMC ka vikas’  in  a  saree.  “She  (Mamata)  is  en pot-shots at the BJP lead-
            Uttar Pradesh Chief Minis- (my development and TMC’s  our Chief Minister. We expect                          Continued on next page... >>

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